August 19, 2010

Sick day and sandwiches

I'm sick! Ugh...I've finally caught the summer cold that I was fighting for the past couple of weeks. When I woke up this morning, it was full-blown awfulness, so I headed back to bed hoping to sleep it off. When I finally dragged myself out of bed, it was around lunchtime and hunger was setting in.
Currently my home resembles Old Mother Hubbard's, well not that bad, but we're out of a lot of things. I had a loaf of Cranberry Walnut bread, swiss cheese, and bacon. You guessed it, I made the most flavorful grilled cheese sammy ever. The sweetness of the cranberries, the nuttiness of the walnuts, the crisp-salty bacon, and the smooth swiss cheese - each flavor complimented the other to create a savory sandwich.
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a new gluten free online bakery, smart TREAT. They asked if I'd like to try some products, and after looking at what they had, I said yes, because frankly, everything looked too good to be true. One of the items in the giant box of goodies was a loaf of Cranberry Walnut Bread, which you see was grilled with cheese and bacon above. They have so many delicious products that I'll share with you a little later (and a giveaway...get ready!), but right now I'm going to head back to bed.
What's your favorite comfort food to eat when you're sick?


HaleyRyan said...

I am SO glad I found this blog. My mom has Celiacs and we are always looking for good stuff that she can enjoy. She was finally diagnosed about 10 years ago but was sick as a dog for 14 years before that. Bad stuff! I cant wait to read through it some more =) Oh and YES fried pickles with ranch is amazing =)

Anonymous said...

Hope you're on the mend. I'm just learning about gluten-free living, so my comfort food from childhood was probably not gluten-free, but does bring back warm memories of love and care. Whenever one of my siblings or I got sick, Mom would fix cream of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Also, we could have all the Canada Dry ginger ale we could drink. These days, I grab a cuppa hot green or herbal tea when need a boost.

Jane (near St. Lou, MO)